Guys we have a major nail hack for you! Instead of sitting down for the classic mani, we’re definitely fans of the latest trend – press-on nails. Press-on nails can be cute and stylish when you do them right, and we want to make sure you’re not doing them wrong. What’s life without a few hacks to make it easier? For the low down on how to make press-on nails work for you, look no further!

Clean your nails with nail polish remover.

When dealing with all things in life, you first have to make sure you have the right base. If you want amazing press-on nails, you need to start with your own nails first! This hack is simple. Just take some nail polish remover on a cotton ball and clean your nails and around your cuticles. This step is will help those press-on nails last longer.

File your nails down.

Imagine talking to someone you like and watching one of your press-on nails fly off into the atmosphere. Recovering from that embarrassment might take a while, but we’re going to give you another hack to save your life and your potential relationship. Before applying your press-on nails, gently file your own nails. Note the emphasis on gently! Doing this is going to help the adhesive and nails last way longer than a date with your crush.

Stay away from French tips.

French tips used to be the hottest trend. Anytime you looked at someone’s nails, 9 times out of 10, they had a French manicure. While press-on nails really tried to make the look come alive, a lot of brands fell flat in their attempts. We could sugar coat it for you, but they just looked fake! And while that might’ve been the norm, in 2019 when it comes to nails, we’re all for making the fake look real. Instead of going for the “classic” French tips, have fun with some color! You can find a variety of designs from chrome polished nails to simple solids.

Use a top coat.

Sometimes you just need to treat your press-on nails as if they’re your real nails. Whether you paint your nails yourself or go to a salon, the final step is always applying a top coat. While this won’t help your press-on nails stay on longer, but it will definitely keep them looking professionally done.

Use them more than once.

We mentioned earlier that press-on nails can save you some money instead of visiting a nail salon every two weeks. If you’re wondering how, that’s because you can reuse them! While they might have your nail glue caked on the inside, it’s nothing a little nail polish remover won’t fix. And extra tip is to use a cotton swab to get around all the corners! In the meantime, feel free to stock up on a few nail designs that you like and then rotate between them!